Friends Like Me

Friendships with other children who were adopted can be a great way for your child to feel "normal."

Friendships with other adopted children can help your child feel like she fits in
Along with increasing awareness of others around them and of how they fit into their world, our school-age children are gaining a broader understanding of how they came to be adopted. If all her pals live with their birth families, an adopted child may experience some discomfort — subtle or overt. Issues of family resemblance may take on new significance if the child perceives that her family stands out in the crowd. Even a child who feels very secure may ...

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